Eymp 1.3 Essay

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It is now recognised that parents play an essential role in the care and education of their children. The best outcomes for children are seen when parents and practitioners work together. This forms the basis for the model of partnership with parents and carers. Practitioners and parents will have their own roles when working with children but they can come together and share ideas and information about the best way to move their children forward. Below are some methods used by settings to encourage partnership with parents. Open door policy - parents are welcome in the setting at any time and do not have to make a specific appointment. Observations and Assessments – Theses are shared with parents and parents are encouraged to also contribute to them. This is because children may act differently at home than at the setting and it helps both parents and carers learn more about the child’s development, interests and needs. Planning and decision making – Many settings share their planning with parents and encourage them to contribute ideas. Working alongside practitioners – Parents are invited to come and work alongside carers at open mornings, drop in sessions or just to help out in general. Parents may also continue activities at home that have been started at a setting. Practitioners learning from parents – Parents are the experts when it comes to their own children so it makes sense for practitioners to learn as much from parents about the child as they can. This is especially true when a child has a medical condition or disability. The emphasis on personal and individual development – All the four nations frameworks emphasis play as the medium for children’s learning and the importance of personalised learning. This links closely with inclusion and
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